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File:P.G. Wodehouse, 1930.jpg|thumb|alt=middle-aged man in overcoat and trilby hat smiling cheerfully towards the camera|Wodehouse in 1930 (aged 48) '''Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse''', (; 15 October 188114 February 1975) was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century. Born in Guildford, the son of a British magistrate based in Hong Kong, Wodehouse spent happy teenage years at Dulwich College, to which he remained devoted all his life. After leaving school he was employed by a bank but disliked the work and turned to writing in his spare time. His early novels were mostly School story|school stories, but he later switched to comic fiction, creating several regular characters who became familiar to the public over the years. They include the feather-brained Bertie Wooster and his sagacious valet, Jeeves; the immaculate and loquacious Psmith; Lord Emsworth and the Blandings Castle...
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